Judge Fred Edwards is the Presiding Judge of 9th District Court of the State of Texas.
The 9th District Court is a court of general jurisdiction handling civil and criminal matters.
Judge Edwards is the Senior District Judge of his District with nearly twenty years of experience on the bench. Judge Edwards has presided over civil cases of Local, State, National and International significance. He has been a presenter for the Practicing Legal Institute, American Conference Institute, the Dixon Conference on E-Commerce, The National Center for the Judiciary, The State Bar of Texas, and the American Bar Association. Judge Edwards is a legal pioneer for implementing mandatory electronic filing on state civil cases. He has presided over numerous mass tort cases, including mergers and acquisitions, asbestos claims, mental health care, and pharmaceutical liability claims. Judge Edwards has presided over hundreds of high profile criminal trials involving capital murder, murder, robbery, sexual assault and illegal drug smuggling.